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Maltaise E Cini

Maltaise E Cini

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime

About Me

Chosen OC Metro's "Top Criminal Attorney" 2014 and 2013, National Trial Lawyers Association "Top 100 Trial Attorneys" 2014, Avvo Client Choice Award 2013 and 2014.


Hundreds of Cases Dismissed


University of Windsor Law School Graduate


Licensed in California and Law Society of Upper Canada


Languages Spoken: Armenian, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
    21 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    21 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    21 years, 500 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

44 total 

  • Robert Louis Miller

    I have known Maltaise ever since she started practicing. She is intelligent, highly respected in the legal community, knowledgeable, and is dedicated to her clients. She is both caring to those she represents and is amazingly effective when dealing with judges and opposing counsel. I cannot endorse her highly enough - she's one of the people that I can recommend without reservation.


    Robert Miller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ardalon Fakhimi

    I have been familiar with Ms. Cini's work for over 7 years. She is well respected in the legal community and is a strong and sophisticated advocate for her clients. I gladly endorse this lawyer's work!


    Ardalon Fakhimi DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Maltaise Cini Attorney at Law

1300 Bristol Street North
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
"Top Criminal Attorney"OC Metro Magazine2014
"Top Criminal Attorney"OC Metro Magazine2013
Attorney of the YearMABA2011
Humane AwardJourney Through Books2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Maltaise Cini2008 - Present
AttorneyOrange County Public Defenders Office1996 - 2008
articling studentMinistry of the Attorney General-Crown Attorneys Office of Ontario1990 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Orange County Women's Lawyers AssociationDirector2009 - 2010
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtMember2009 - 2010
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - 2010
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2010
Orange County Attorneys AssociationMember1996 - 2008
California State BarMember1994 - Present
Law Society of Upper CanadaMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Felony DUIClient was given program.
People v. L.Client given Proposition 36 after trial.
People v. W.Client given disturbing the Peace and fine

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Publication NameTitleDate
Department of Justice StudyProstitution in Canada1984
Domestic Violence in CanadaDomestic Violence in Canada1984

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of WindsorLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1990
Carleton UnivCriminologyBachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Choices and ConsequencesDUI's and Teenagers2011
Change for ParoleesFighting Drug Charges2010
Real DUI Court in SchoolThe Choices and Consequences of a DUI2009
OCPDOpening Statements2006
OCPDSuggestibility in Children's Testimony2000
Moot CourtMoot Court Mentor2000